Waypoints Defined

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Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Psalm 119:35

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday Kids Club

Saturday Kids Club
  • Venezuela School at the top of Barrio El Rincon
  • A red pickup filled with supplies that seconds as a bus
  • Three faithful teachers
  • A soccer court rotating 3-4 teams
  • A kitchen filled with Mike's "Boys" cooking and selling to the community everything from donuts to pancakes (if you want to know what falls in between just ask)
  • About 100 kids
  • Lots of love
I am amazed at Michael and Glenda's stamina on these Saturdays. The routine is to head out at 1:00 p.m. picking up kids along the way. Once we arrive lots of supplies are unloaded and soccer begins until classes start at 2:00 p.m. The three teachers have anywhere from 20 to 30 kids in their class and teach a Bible lesson and do a craft. Mike's "boys" make a mirienda (snack) of pancakes for each child in their class. Classes end somewhere around 4:30 or 5:00. Some kids head home, but others hang around to play ball. Mike, himself, stays with the boys playing soccer and selling food until 11 or so at night.

Some of Mike's "boys" in the kitchen. The two new ones don't have their t-shirts yet.

David's team waiting for their turn to play again.

Who wouldn't want to be hugged by a hundred kids and play chinese checkers and jump rope and lean down to catch a secret whispered from a young one or bring home a craft project that was given with a smile?

Jesus said to them (his disciples), "Permit the children to come to me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." Mark 10:14


  1. What a testimony of practical love. Saturday nights tend to be my down time preparing for Sunday. But here are Mike and Glenda being used by God feeding stomachs and souls and then sticking around for soccer late into the evening. (Well I imagine my kids could understand staying up late to play soccer but it wouldn't be my first choice).